What an exciting first full week of school! This past Monday was our first day with all Lower School students in attendance- it was great to hear the halls filled with the sound of students learning! While it was a fun week, it is also excellent timing for a 3-day weekend, to allow everyone to catch their breath after getting back into the daily routine of school. I hope that everyone has a great holiday weekend!

Crosswalk reminder

A quick reminder to use the crosswalk during AM and PM carpool. This not only helps the flow of traffic but is for your safety, as drivers are not always looking for someone to be walking through the carpool line. Thank you for your help!

Private Music Lessons (During and After School Option)

Trinity offers private piano, guitar (acoustic, electric, bass), and strings (violin, viola, cello) lessons throughout the school year. Depending upon the grade and length of lesson, lessons can take place during recess, lunch, study periods, ensemble, or after school. Students also have the opportunity to perform each semester on a Fall Recital and Spring Recital. Students will receive a total of twenty-nine lessons throughout the academic school year. Parents may sign their children up for thirty- minute, forty-five minute, or sixty-minute lessons. For more information please contact the program Coordinator, Vivian Adams or sign up HERE.

NEW! Strings Ensemble

The string ensemble program at Trinity is broken into two levels: beginner string class/ensemble and an intermediate ensemble. If your student is just beginning or wants to learn how to play a string instrument, the beginner string class is perfect for your child. There will be a combination of beginner pedagogy instruction and repertoire that will culminate in an end of the year performance. The intermediate ensemble will work occasionally on some technique and pedagogy but will primarily focus on orchestra repertoire, levels 2-3 for the end of the year concert. Contact Sara Blanton for more information or sign up HERE.

Theme for the year

Trinity’s Lower School has a theme for students this year – joy. You may hear students come home talking about that word as it will be incorporated into their content as it naturally comes up within their literature, study of historical figures and scientists, etc. This theme builds off last year’s theme of perseverance which can help us have joy despite our circumstances. With joy, we will be focusing on two elements:

  • Our joy comes from the Lord, not from our circumstances
  • With our joy coming from a deeper source, we can more easily humble ourselves and serve others

Within this theme, it is important to note that happiness is not the same as joy. Our happiness often depends upon circumstances around us and can change frequently; whereas our joy can be more constant since the promises of the Lord are unchanging. Please partner with us in helping point your student towards joy this year, even when their circumstances may cause them unhappiness.

Our first quarter verse for the theme is Psalm 32:11 – “Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous, and shout for joy, all you upright in heart! “

Mark Your Calendar

  • Monday, September 4th – Labor Day – No School
  • Wednesday, September 6th – Chapel – (Pastor JD Greear from Summit Church speaking)
  • Saturday, September 16th – An Exceptional Evening, 6pm Founders Hall RSVP HERE
  • Tuesday, September 26th – Early Release (for LS only) for Parent/Teacher conferences
  • Wednesday, September 27th – No school (for LS only) for Parent/Teacher conferences

Matthew Breazeale
Lower School Head
Trinity Academy